Hip-hop legend Method Man is back with the third installment of his Meth Lab collaborative album series. Releasing today, ‘Meth Lab Season 3: The Rehab’ delivers another incredible tracklist full of bangers featuring genre icons, Wu Tang affiliates, respected battle rappers, and noteworthy up-and-comers including Redman, KRS-One,JoJo Pelligrino, RJ Payne, Iron Mic, who were featured on the first three singles of the album – “The Last Two Minutes”, “Butterfly Effect”, and “Live From The Meth Lab”.
The Meth Lab project is a platform curated with friend and collaborator Hanz On that draws upon the Staten Island hip-hop community to put on up-and-coming artists alongside some of Wu Tang’s finest and noteworthy affiliates.
Hip-hop legend Method Man is back with a new collaborative track straight from The Meth Lab. The song, entitled “Live From The Meth Lab”, has a distinctive, 90s hip hop vibe and features longtime friends, frequent collaborators, and genre icons Redman and KRS-One and Wu Tang affiliated rapper JoJo Pelligrino.
A long-time affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan, Remedy first appeared on, Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm, album. While the project went Gold and experienced great success, his contribution, “Never Again,” remains a high-water mark from the album. “Never Again” is a Holocaust education in four minutes, and it has been added to high-school and college curriculums. The verses were personal, inspired by the murdered and the survivors, including members of Remedy’s family. He presented more truth than most college textbooks and made a song that reached millions, moving many of them to tears.
Remedy’s deep-rooted ties with Wu-Tang Clan covers over twenty+ years. Despite several major-label offers, he insisted on releasing his solo debut, The Genuine Article, (2001) independently and it went on to sell over 100K units. Remedy also executive produced Inspectah Deck’s Manifesto album (2010), and his last release The 9th Chamber (2019), as well as Cappadonna’s The Struggle (2003) and Return Of The Swarm (2010). Remedy also executive produced Ghostface’s Ghostface Killahs’ (2019) and appeared in RZA’s Domestic Violence Film.
Remedy Meets Wu-Tang includes appearances from Wu-Tang’s finest, including Ghostface Killah (who appears on four tracks), RZA, Method Man (who appears on two tracks), INS Deck (who appears on two tracks), Cappadonna (who appears on four tracks), Masta Killa, Shyheim, Killah Priest and Conway The Machine among others.
Remedy Meets Wu-Tang will be released on 11-26-21.
Brooklyn and Staten Island come together as Drill rapper ChiChi teams up with the legendary Method Man for the “Tag Em In- G Mix” via Entertainment One (eOne). Produced by the infamous Yamaica Productions (Pop Smoke, Fivio Foreign, Quavo), “Tag Em In – G Mix” brings the duo together, giving fans the best of both worlds with high energy rhymes. The video, directed by OffJimmer (Royce 5’9, Benny the Butcher, Maliibu Miitch, Heem), brings the same high-impact energy that gives this song so much life! “Tag Em In- G Mix” is available on all digital platforms.
On the heels of his back to back 2019 releases The Six Pack & Bakers Dozen, M.O.P.’s Billy Danze returns with another piece of his forthcoming The Billy Danze Project.
Now, the hardcore M.O.P. legend connects with Swiss producer TooBusy for a 12-track collaborative effort We Busy.
“We Busy is more of the thinking section that leads to my album. The soulful beats helped me showcase the Billy Danze my audience may not know; I’m painting familiar portraits on an unfamiliar canvas” Bill commented.
After linking up with DJ Premier for “Take A Step,” and recruiting his M.O.P. & PNC Lil Fame for “That Time,” Billy releases his new single featuring Method Man, and it’s dedicated to “Gotham.”
“This record is a statement to all of NYC (GOTHAM). It’s the birthplace of Hip-Hop and this thing of ours cannot be overlooked” Billy asserted. “Welcome to Gotham!”
We Busy features collaborations with DJ Premier, Method Man, Havoc, Lil Fame, Cormega, Daz Dillinger and narration by DJ Premier. We Busy will be released on 11-15-20.
Griselda’s story is one of authenticity, critical and fan appreciation and humble beginnings. They have built a true grassroots movement emerging from the trenches that can be traced back to the gritty realism of Buffalo, NY. Griselda’s ascension, both collectively and individually is palpable. From their inauspicious Buffalo roots, to signing with Eminem and Shady Records and releasing WWCD, the Griselda juggernaut has created a real and sustaining moment. That movement is unified, authentic, unfiltered, vivid and raw. There is no disputing that a real street ethos exists; one that has taken the music industry by storm.
Conway and Griselda always ensure their rabid fan base is always happy and fed. Conway has already put his mark on 2020 with collaborative projects with Alchemist (LULU). Big Ghost Ltd (No One Mourns The Wicked) and appeared on high profile projects from Westside Gunn (Pray For Paris), Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist (Alfredo) and Lil Wayne (Funeral).
With the announcement of his new album, Conway The Machine’s metamorphosis FromKing To A GOD is complete; and with the ascension he asserts that he will no longer be denied his rightful place as a “God Emcee.”
From King To A GOD is Conway’s most diverse project to date and it features guest appearances and production from Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher, Freddie Gibbs, Method Man, Havoc, Lloyd Banks, Dej Loaf, Alchemist, Daringer, Erick Sermon and Hit-Boy.
“Typically, when I create an album, I tend to focus on being the best rapper and having the best bars. With From King To A GOD, I wanted to show growth; how much I’ve grown as an artist and how much I’ve grown as a man” stated Conway. “I wanted to showcase versatility and show people that I’m not a one trick pony. I feel like this album is not only arguably one of my best albums ever, but it is also the perfect appetizer to get my fans ready for my Shady Records debut God Don’t Make Mistakes.”
“I just felt like the streets needed some grimy shit to end the summer off the right way. The whole Wu are like big brothers and working with them is the shit I used to wish for” Conway commented on his new single. “I knew a Daringer beat would be perfect for Meth, and he blessed “Lemon” with a verse of the year candidate in my opinion.”
Conway The Machine’s From King To A GOD will be released on 9-11-20 via Drumwork/Griselda/EMPIRE.
Bay Area hip-hop artist Jwalt debuts his mini-documentaryA Day with Yours Truly ahead of the release of his debut album Yours Truly which releases on May 15th. The documentary includes cameos by rappers Too Short, Dave East, Raekwon The Chef, Method Man, and Ghostface Killah.
Jwalt is an 18-year-old rapper, songwriter, poet who exploded onto the national hip-hop music scene after appearing in the Sway’s Universe Doomsday Cypher in 2017. At 15, the experience elevated J’s status within the industry and opened the door of new opportunities.
Described by Mistah F.A.B. as the “the next Bay Area artist to break,” Jwalt shared the stage with rap powerhouses like Freddie Gibbs at the 7th annual Hiero Day Music Festival and G-Eazy at the inaugural Sway Festival in 2019. However, those performances do not compare to the event highlighted in A Day with Yours Truly. The documentary follows the days leading up to J’s concert at the Oakland Arena with rap icons the Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and Too Short on February 21st. A Day with Yours Truly gives fans a deeper insight into J’s journey as an artist and the close-knit family structure that enables him to do what he loves.
A Day with Yours Truly premiered through the New York-based hip-hop and photojournalism publication RESPECT. on May 7th. They spoke with J in great detail about the significance of the concert as an Oakland native. J tells RESPECT.,“Coming from Oakland it is a place that every artist dreams of playing, so I wanted to document that moment and remember my first time performing there. It’s something that I will be able to look back at in the future and remember how hard I worked to get there.”
Sway Calloway, who is a mentor to Jwalt and executive producer of his debut album expressed his excitement for J’s big day. In a clip from the documentary Sway says,“let’s savor this moment, this [is] a big one!”Similar sentiments have been revealed by other respected voices that watched the documentary and listened to J’s music. Earmilk, a publication included on Refinery29s list of “The Best Music Blogs That Aren’t Pitchfork” declared, “This hip-hop artist from Oakland, California is way ahead of his time.” Rolling Outadded,“Jwalt is an 18-year-old rapper who is cut from the cloth of the golden age.”
His self-described “pure hip-hop” style fit well with the rappers he rocked the stage with at the Oakland Arena. Director and editor Ryan Corr helped J set the tone for his debut project which is produced entirely by DJ Toure of the legendary Hieroglyphics. Towards the conclusion of the documentary Jwalt says, “It was fun, man. I’m happy to be here in the presence of legends.”
A Day with Yours Truly is a testament to J’s work ethic and showcases his potential to lead hip-hop’s next generation of MCs. The mini-documentary can be viewed here. Jwalt’s debut album Yours Truly will be released across all DSPs on Friday, May 15th. For updates and more information about Jwalt please refer to the social media links below.
On 11-1-19, Gang Starr released their historic new album, One Of The Best Yet, their first album in sixteen-years. The album was met with overwhelming critical praise and fan response. With Gang Starr billboards predominately displayed in Times Square, London and locations across the world, One Of The Best Yet made a swift and immediate impact rocketing up the charts to become the #2 album in the country; trailing only Kanye West’s Jesus Is King.
To officially announce their reformation, Gang Starr released the album’s first single and video for “Family and Loyalty,” featuring J. Cole. The adulation and reaction was immediate, palpable and overwhelming! Funkmaster Flex dedicated an entire hour long-tribute set to Gang Starr before debuting the single and a Gang Starr Billboard lit up Times Square as “Family and Loyalty” rocketed up charts and playlists generating millions of streams; Gang Starr and “Family and Loyalty” also became trending topics on social media. J. Cole added further urgency by announcing that his guest appearance on the single he labeled “an honor to be a part of” and “a classic” was to be his last guest feature.
This literal gift of an album not only harkened back to Gang Starr’s seminal work of the past, but it re-established their impact in a modern-day perspective, which the Gang Starr feature in the New York Times poignantly affirmed. DJ Premier sat down with prestigious outlets like Pitchfork, NPR, Rolling Stone, Complex, Fader, BET, Billboard, ESPN, Apple Music, Genius and the Breakfast Club to discuss the unbelievable back-story and origins of One Of The Best Yet. The album also received “Best Of 2019” nods from outlets such as Variety, The Ringer, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Good Morning America and GQ.
Today, Gang Starr welcomes you back to One Of The Best Yet with a special remix of “Bad Name” featuring Redman and Method Man; which was exclusively premiered by Rolling Stone.
“It’s been an incredible run and the feedback has been tremendous. Gang Starr fans are the best and so diehard. They knew with Guru not here, that I was going to pull this off. They trust what we do and knew I wouldn’t put a new Gang Starr album out unless he and I would be proud of it. The illest thing has been going back and re-watching our old archived footage. Seeing Guru happy. It’s brought back so many memories. It’s very documentary level stuff” DJ Premier commented to Rolling Stone.
“There will be more videos released for One Of The Best Yet, but I want to keep the music side fresh. We’re discussing a bunch of different options, perhaps releasing some new tracks, or a b-side like “The ? Remainz,” there is still music.”
“My plan all along was to include and do special remixes after One Of The Best Yet was released and I knew Red & Meth would be perfect for the remix of “Bad Name” and they both really wanted to be a part of this remix for me and Guru. I did a new arrangement and its so dope with Red & Meth putting their spin on it. Meth is the perfect closer and Redman blacks out. He sounds so happy and it comes thru the speakers.”
As the year winds down, U-GOD continues to add to the incredible surge of dope Wu-Tang releases hitting the streets of late. Last month, Golden Arms surprised us with his WU inspired tribute to Cardi B’s smash hit entitled “Wu-Dak Yellow” and now fresh off his performance on BET’s Soul Train Music Awards, Golden Arms teams up with Method Man on an exclusive DJ Green Lantern Remix of The Keynote Speaker track “Fire.”
“Fire” is the first of many exclusive remixes produced by the Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern on U-God’s forthcoming Bring Back God II Mixtape which will be released on 2-2-18 via Datpiff